Mirror Lake - Tinkham Peak Hike

Martin did a solo trip to try finding a missing camera on West Tinkham Peak. A sidetrip to pretty Mirror Lake and up East Tinkham Peak made for a good day.
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2019-09-11 11.33.39 Looking out at the ridge above Mirror Lake's valley.
Looking out at the ridge above Mirror Lake's valley.
2019-09-11 11.40.14 First look at Mirror Lake and East Tinkham Peak.
First look at Mirror Lake and East Tinkham Peak.
2019-09-11 11.47.15 The destination is the summit to the left which involved finding a small, unmarked boot trail on the far side of Mirror Lake.
The destination is the summit to the left which involved finding a small, unmarked boot trail on the far side of Mirror Lake.
2019-09-11 12.11.25 Heading up the Tinkham Peak ridge afforded plenty of great views of Mirror Lake.
Heading up the Tinkham Peak ridge afforded plenty of great views of Mirror Lake.
2019-09-11 12.27.10 The summit is getting closer!
The summit is getting closer!
2019-09-11 12.31.08
2019-09-11 12.39.29 Very close to the summit now! It's the rock to the left. Silver Peak is straight ahead with the Cold Creek valley, where the hike started, to the right.
Very close to the summit now! It's the rock to the left. Silver Peak is straight ahead with the Cold Creek valley, where the hike started, to the right.
2019-09-11 12.43.45 Looking over at West Tinkham Peak where Martin was hoping our camera was hiding. Turns out it wasn't, but getting there involved backtracking and approaching...
Looking over at West Tinkham Peak where Martin was hoping our camera was hiding. Turns out it wasn't, but getting there involved backtracking and approaching…
2019-09-11 12.44.00 A few small tarns at the base of Tinkham Peaks' imposing cliffs.
A few small tarns at the base of Tinkham Peaks' imposing cliffs.
2019-09-11 13.28.19 Last view from Mirror Lake, which has tons of good campsites hidden along its west side. I'd imagine plenty of PCT thru-hikers camp here whem they don't have...
Last view from Mirror Lake, which has tons of good campsites hidden along its west side. I'd imagine plenty of PCT thru-hikers camp here whem they don't have…